Un Amico Italiano

Eat, Pray, Love in Rome
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: C00720
Released: Jan 20, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464032387
Narrator/s: Edoardo Ballerini
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"Luca Spaghetti is not only one of my favorite people in the world, but also a natural-born storyteller. . . . This [is a] marvelous book." -Elizabeth Gilbert When Luca Spaghetti (yes, that's really his name) was asked to show a writer named Elizabeth Gilbert around Rome, he had no idea how his life was about to change. She embraced his Roman ebullience, and Luca in turn became her guardian angel, determined that his city would help Liz out of her funk. Filled with colorful anecdotes about food, language, soccer, daily life in Rome, and Luca's own fish-out-of-water moments as a visitor to the United States-and culminating with the episodes in Liz's bestselling memoir, told from Luca's side of the table-Un Amico Italiano is a book that no fan of Eat, Pray, Love will want to miss.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Luca Spaghetti
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Product Number Z100090688
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781101978153
Author(s): Luca Spaghetti
Product Number EB00398495
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: #9781101514061

Professional reviews

"Edoardo Ballerini provides an ebullient, breezy narration of UN AMICO ITALIANO, capturing what one might imagine is the essence of Luca Spaghetti. If that name sounds familiar, it's because he's the Roman tax accountant who took author Elizabeth Gilbert on many a culinary adventure, later chronicled in her bestseller, EAT, PRAY, LOVE. While Ballerini's enthusiastic narration creates a strong image of the vivacious Spaghetti and his Italian warmth, it's evident that Spaghetti is not a writer, and his observations on growing up in Rome, spending time with Gilbert, traveling in the United States, and seeking out his musical idol, James Taylor, are not particularly out of the ordinary. One is left with the impression that Spaghetti is capitalizing on his famous acquaintance. S.E.G. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"